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new head unit...

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by sparks772, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. Jan 31, 2013 at 12:33 PM
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    sparks772

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    Looking to see if anyone here has a pioneer avh-x5500 bhs? Was thinking of replacing my kenwood ddx-419. If anyone has personal experience with that unit I'd appreciate if you could let me know what you think of it, i.e. my kenwood suffers badly from glare during the day, also not a fan if the kenwood u.i.
     
  2. Jan 31, 2013 at 12:45 PM
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    kevinsc

    kevinsc 2012 dbl cab 4x4

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    honestly i really like the 5500bhs. but at the same time i have never used kenwood? but with the shape of our dashes you will probably still have glare issues with which ever unit you go with..
     
  3. Jan 31, 2013 at 3:10 PM
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    That's one of the things that Drew me to the pioneer, that it has 6 angles for the face to combat that a Lil better. Also I thought I read that fold down faces won't work in our trucks, and I thought the pioneer had that is this true?
     
  4. Feb 1, 2013 at 5:38 AM
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    well some of the 7inch monitors slightly move down when opening/adjusting the screen but the pioneer does not it moves straight out when it moves so you shouldnt have problems with it catching..
     
  5. Feb 1, 2013 at 6:25 AM
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    Kevin, just another couple questions for you.

    1. Does the face fold down so you can insert disks?
    -if so does it work properly?
    2. Probably dumb question, do all dash kits listed for xx (year) Tacoma work for any stereo, our do I need a specific kit for that pioneer? Btw I have 06
     
  6. Feb 1, 2013 at 6:30 AM
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    1. yes it folds down for disk..
    2. what year is yours? 05-11 uses the same kit for single and double din.. and 12-13 uses a kit for single din and a different one for the double din.. let me know what year

    if you have any more questions feel free to ask
     
  7. Feb 1, 2013 at 7:19 AM
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  8. Feb 1, 2013 at 9:33 AM
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    there are 2 different kits
    1. 95-8214tb
    2. 95-8214tg

    the first one is a textured black which i used in my 06 which looked great!
    or if you want the same silver/grey get the second kit..
    either one of these will work for the double din pioneer
     
  9. Feb 1, 2013 at 4:03 PM
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    Thanks for the info Kevin, now I just wait for taxes lol
     
  10. Feb 1, 2013 at 4:11 PM
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    ^^Obviously Kevin knows a shit ton about car audio! :cool:
     
  11. Feb 2, 2013 at 5:20 AM
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    ^^ ha im still waiting on you to come by the shop when your ready to get your audio setup!
     
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